LACONIA — On the occasion of National Nurses Week, two major local health-care providers are commending the dedication of the hundreds of nurses who work for various medical facilities or services in the Lakes Region.
"Our nurses are trusted to provide the highest quality care every day of the year. National Nurse's Week provides an opportunity to recognize them and express our appreciation for their dedication and service," said Ellen Wolff, senior vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer of LRGHealthcare.
Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice also paid special tribute to its nurses and other health-care professionals on its staff.
"Our visit staff is made up of more than just nurses, we employ therapists, social workers, nursing assistants and homemakers too..." said Brian Winslow, director of Fund Development for Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, "they are a team and they all help treat patients where it matters most...in the home."
The American Nurses Association and local health-care providers both support and encourage National Nurses Week recognition programs throughout the community, specialty nursing organizations, educational facilities, and independent health care companies and institutions.
Annually, National Nurses Week begins on May 6, and ends on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, founder of nursing as a modern profession.
Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice visit staff make almost 50,000 home visits a year to thousands of clients.
LRGH has 400 nurses serving in its various facilities.